We love that, this year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, which means there’s no excuse not to celebrate! The Irish are known for the affinity for their dark lagers and stouts and Feed Your Soul is set to pay homage to that heritage. The online retailer, which specializes in cookies, brownies and other baked goods, is set to open its first storefront cafe in downtown Manhattan this Spring. So if you want to see what’s coming your way, we recommend whipping up a batch of their Drunken Cookies for St. Patty’s Day this year. Not only is it a great way to celebrate, but it’s also a great way to whet your palate for what’s to come later in the year.
Feed Your Soul’s Drunken Cookies
Servings: Approximately 2 dozen cookies
1 12-ounce bottle of your favorite Oatmeal Stout (reduced to 6 ounces)
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 cup butter, unsalted, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 ½ cups rolled oats
1 ¾ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Pour beer into a pot and turn on medium high. Keep an eye on the reduction so it doesn’t boil over. Once reduced by half, remove from heat and let cool.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugars.
- Add the eggs and beat again.
- Add ⅓ cup of reduced stout and the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and oats and stir.
- Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir to combine just until evenly mixed. Do not over mix.
- Add chocolate chips and stir on low.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Use a small ice cream scoop (about 2 tablespoons) to portion cookie dough and set on baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet.
Twisted Talk: How do you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year? Are you a cookie lover? Discuss below!